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September 23, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 38
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September 23, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 38
Unemployment edged down and salaries rose, according to survey of ACS members
By Sophie L. Rovner
(pp. 9-13)
Features
Business
Spurred by better intellectual property protection, the world’s top crop protection firms target Asia for growth (pp. 16-18)
Government & Policy
Models for predicting toxic hot spots improve, but more direct monitoring is needed  (pp. 21-23)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Solar cells painted with quantum dots could mean more electricity from lower-cost technology (pp. 28-30)
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Breaking The Ubiquitin Code

Biochemistry: Polyubiquitinated protein synthesis could be used to reveal effects on biology, pathology
(p.4)

Crystal-Free Crystallization Loses Lustre

Organic Chemistry: Method cannot unambiguously identify stereochemistry of natural product
(p.5)

Huntsman Grabs Rockwood’s Titanium Dioxide Unit

Restructuring: Company will add operation to its own, then sell combined business
(p.5)

Fine Art Travel Insurance

Conservation: Nondestructive spectroscopy tests stability of valuable paintings
(p.6)

Walmart Pushes Suppliers To Disclose Ingredients, Phase Out Chemicals Of Concern

Green Chemistry: Activists cheer retail giant’s shift away from chemicals that pose risks to health and environment
(p.6)

California Takes Aim At Flame Retardants

Legislation: Bill proposes eliminating legal requirements for flame retardants in foam insulation for buildings
(p.7)

Congress Debates Climate Action Plan

Policy: Hearing on Administration’s proposal shows deep partisan divisions
(p.7)

Ranbaxy Imports Hit A Wall

Generic Drugs: Products from plant in India are banned by U.S.
(p.8)

Why Are Cells The Size They Are? Gravity May Be A Factor

Cell Biology: Bigger cells such as frog eggs have evolved a protein mesh to keep insides from settling to the bottom
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Models for predicting toxic hot spots improve, but more direct monitoring is needed
(pp. 21-23)
Consumer groups back legislation to restrict pay-for-delay deals
(pp. 23-25)

Education

Tools for 3-D molecular visualization open new possibilities for teaching and research in sub-Saharan Africa
(p.33)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Solar cells painted with quantum dots could mean more electricity from lower-cost technology
(pp. 28-30)
Heads of leading nanotechnology research centers discuss common challenges to their science
(p.31)
Oklahoma chemistry professor has helped ensure scientific accuracy on the TV series ‘Breaking Bad’
(p.32)
Enzymes, unlike current antidotes, may be able to protect people from sarin gas and other nerve agents
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Career & Employment

In a changing U.S. biotech market, chemists and chemical engineers find opportunity outside major hubs
(pp. 36-38)

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